Monday, January 31, 2011

Superbowl Sunday Talk: New Scholarship on Underwear Factory

Hey folks, I'm giving a talk at the Ypsi Historical Society's quarterly meeting this coming Superbowl Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Museum, 300 N. Huron.

Talk with cool images (on the new Archives big-screen TV) on new scholarship, new discoveries, the role of women workers, and the cultural context regarding the usually hackneyed old topic of our underwear factory.

It's been done to death, no? I agree. But I've found new information that sheds a new, more nuanced light on the har-de-har nudge-nudge wink-wink aspect of the famous mural and of the underwear's role in its time. Learned a lot doing this project. Let me tell you about it.

Refreshments and museum tours to follow: all free! Free parking as well. Hope to see you!

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